Birthday tiered cake@Delectables

Birthday tiered cake@Delectables
By foodventura It was our colleague’s birthday and her team mate arranged a get together breakfast session with this wedding like birthday cake with the group to celebrate the special occasion with her. We joked too that this cake can also function to test a bride-to-be cake cutting skills haha. It was my first time ...

A dose of charsiew goodness@Pin Chuan Kopitiam, Plaza Damas

A dose of charsiew goodness@Pin Chuan Kopitiam, Plaza Damas
By foodventura This kopitiam was opened recently, adding to the foodie collection Plaza Damas has for both residents and visitors of Hartamas Shopping Centre. After being in Hanoi for 8 days, and getting food poisoning on my last day there too! …I just want to have a decent no frills meal after recovering from food ...

Chinese food Viet style@Lakeview Food Centre, Hanoi Hotel

Chinese food Viet style@Lakeview Food Centre, Hanoi Hotel
By foodventura After spending a week in Hanoi, craving for some good olde Malaysian makan makan just kept gushing through our minds. On our final night here, our event planner recommended this place which supposedly serves good chinese food, matchable to Malaysian standard. Hearing that, we nodded with agreement without any hesitation, we called up ...

A strut through Ho Chi Minh’s life followed by Green Tangerine dinner@Hanoi

A strut through Ho Chi Minh’s life followed by Green Tangerine dinner@Hanoi
By foodventura Finally! A break in between the long week meeting. They have arranged a half day tour for us and the weather was poor that day, drizzling all afternoon throught to night. Fret not! A gigantic chocolate chip cookie as big as a frisbee comes and saves the gloomy day! The tour guide brought ...

A revisit after 7 years@Au Petit Salut, Harding Road

A revisit after 7 years@Au Petit Salut, Harding Road
By foodventura Vague memories of 7 years ago started to flow in as I walked down the steps heading into Au Petit Salut. I came here once for a business lunch and was blown away by the service and deliciousness of the food! I was looking forward towards the quality of our dinner 7 years ...

10,000 home run@Foodventuras

10,000 home run@Foodventuras
By foodventura My body has been weak recently, from the food poisoning in Hanoi and now with the 3-in-1 fever flu cough package…and yet too much work to be done. While I was taking a break with my tapao char siew siew kai chicken rice, and browsing on wordpress, I realised that FV has hit ...

Common Grounds Coffee@citywalk, sudirman

Common Grounds Coffee@citywalk, sudirman
By foodventura While visiting jakarta lately, I was keen to explore the local coffee scene. I was so amazed by this newly opened cafe called Common Grounds at Citywalk Sudirman. They sources their beans from aceh gayo, toraja and yirgacheffe. And you could get it brew either v60, aeropress or chemex. The owner was tending ...

Hand grind single origin coffee

Hand grind single origin coffee
By foodventura Recently I have been indulging in hand grind coffee… Read on and you would probably not step into Starbucks anymore! Why artisan coffee? Your typical Starbucks coffee or even malaysian kopi roast the coffee bean to a heavy roast so that it will cover up the deficiency of each crops. Basically you would ...

Spring roll galore@Essence Restaurant, Old Quarters

Spring roll galore@Essence Restaurant, Old Quarters
By foodventura Essence Restaurant is also another highly rated restaurants in Hanoi, and we managed to get a booking tonight as well. The decor was quite lovely here but the place was filled with mainly tourists. I guess everyone just follows Tripadvisor and came back to the same places. One thing I have learnt here ...

Long awaited reservation@The Gourner Corner Restaurant, Hanoi

Long awaited reservation@The Gourner Corner Restaurant, Hanoi
By foodventura Two years ago, I could not get a reservation as it was always fully booked. Today, the same thing happened. I had to book 2 days ahead to have a chance to dine at this highly rated restaurant, The Gourmet Corner, on the top floor (12th floor) of http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com, Hanoi Elegance hotel. The ...

Rather disappointing dinner@Quan An Ngon

Rather disappointing dinner@Quan An Ngon
By foodventura Day 1: mental exhaustion. Brain was working from 8 am till 6 pm. In between breaks, had to reply emails as well. As there really isn’t much to do here at night, all I look forward in the coming few days is good food. After doing some research online, we managed to book ...

A gastronomic walk down memory lane@Old Quarters, Hanoi

A gastronomic walk down memory lane@Old Quarters, Hanoi
By foodventura Here comes the 8-day business trip to Hanoi. Although I have yet to recover from my previous work mental exhaustion, I am about to embark on another 8 day of brain frying. Thank goodness I was travelling with a friend today. A lousy brunch on the plane. Officially lousiest nasi lemak I had ...

Wan Tan Mee stall under the tree@road behind Bulatan Pahang, KL

Wan Tan Mee stall under the tree@road behind Bulatan Pahang, KL
By foodventura After a superbly early morning start at work, I rewarded myself with a quiet lunch at this hidden gem in the midst of the hustle and bustle life of KL. I blogged about this several times before, but since I changed jobs, I hardly get opportunities to come here for a meal until ...

Drinks with a gorgeous view@LeVel33, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, Singapore

Drinks with a gorgeous view@LeVel33, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, Singapore
By foodventura This trip has made me realise that almost all restaurants in Singapore require early booking, like many days ahead. We barely missed our chance getting the last table at LeVel33 if we had only called a little later. The concierge recommmended us LeVeL33, for good food, drinks and ambience. This place is known ...

3 course meeting dinner@Level 22, Pan Pacific Hotel Marina Bay, Singapore

3 course meeting dinner@Level 22, Pan Pacific Hotel Marina Bay, Singapore
By foodventura This was my first time attending an internal meeting with a course dinner serving. Rather luxurious I gotta say. As the meeting was held on the 22nd floor of the hotel, we could actually see a gorgeous view of beautifully designed buildings and skyscrapers. Our appetizer was grilled vegetables with shaved parmesan. They ...

Duck porridge Teo Chew style@Kam Heong, PJ State

Duck porridge Teo Chew style@Kam Heong, PJ State
By foodventura The fun portion after a sweaty 2-hour badminton game is the fun culinary adventure after that. We headed to PJ State for the famous duck porridge cooked in teochew style. It was rather awesome to slurp something hot and starchy after a good work out. This was actually my first time eating duck, ...

Gastronomic ballroom launch@Intercontinental Hotel KL

Gastronomic ballroom launch@Intercontinental Hotel KL
By foodventura Our church friend, Janny, works at Intercontinental Hotel and we were so happy that she called us along to be a part of her hotel’s grand ballroom launch. The ballroom was refurbished and with this, the hotel hopes to gain more access to events. The gorgeous diamonds decoratives hung on the ceilings made ...

Two years had passed……@Red Bean Bag Cafe, Publika Solaris Dutamas

Two years had passed……@Red Bean Bag Cafe, Publika Solaris Dutamas
By foodventura It had been two years since I last came here for breakfast and coffee…how quickly time had passed. Although I live nearby, I somehow had forgotten about this place as my first experience here was average. Much has changed too when I reached here. The place was packed to the brim and I ...

Fei Kay BKT under scorching heat@Taman Bayu Perdana, Klang

Fei Kay BKT under scorching heat@Taman Bayu Perdana, Klang
By foodventura We came here for a quick lunch, highly recommended by a Klang-ite friend. If you are unfamiliar with Klang, it is best to get directions from Klang-ites. This was my first time having lunch at Fei Kay and I was looking forward towards the foodieliciousness of the BKT. BKT wouldn’t be perfect without ...

Exploring new pastries@Encore Patisserie Cafe, Taman Desa

Exploring new pastries@Encore Patisserie Cafe, Taman Desa
By foodventura It took some time and a few missed turnings along the way, but the cafe was finally found. The cafe run by an Australian-based pastry chef is quickly gaining fame and when I heard about this, I automatically related myself to all the great pastry moments I had in Australia. The place is ...

Taking coffee drinking to the next level@Home

Taking coffee drinking to the next level@Home
By foodventura Being an avid coffee drinker and I have also groomed myself to love drinking it black, free of sugars and milk…and even bring my own french press to office. Some barista blogs did mention not to use a metal stirrer to stir your coffee during preparationg as the metal elements may affect its ...

Yati day@Yati Ayam Percik, Kota Bahru

Yati day@Yati Ayam Percik, Kota Bahru
By foodventura The last time I ate this was 4 years ago, and due to some unplanned turn of events, I ended up having Yati’s ayam percik for 2 meals in a row, lunch and dinner. That suffices for my ayam percik fix for another few years to come. PHEW. Some deliciousness was simmering to ...

Self-pampering dinner treat@Sage Restaurant, Gardens Midvalley

Self-pampering dinner treat@Sage Restaurant, Gardens Midvalley
By foodventura With the continuous weakening of the MYR, special restaurants can only be dined in on special occasions. My last visit to Sage was 3 years ago (Boooooo…..) and I could never forget the taste and texture of the wagyu beef cheek in my mouth. Walking into this place brought a nostalgic feel and ...

A must for breakfast@Kedai Kopi White House, Kota Bahru

A must for breakfast@Kedai Kopi White House, Kota Bahru
By foodventura White House is widely known for their coffee, toast, eggs and nasi lemaks amongst locals and out-of-towners like myself. The last time I was here was a great ex-coll+current-coll gathering and this place did carry some pretty awesome memories. We were glad and thankful that it was opened when we arrived. This place ...

First try@KFC Delivery Service

First try@KFC Delivery Service
By foodventura Instead of heading towards the healthier option (going to the gym), i headed towards the dark side. Waking up from a groggy nap, I was hungry and thought I’d give the KFC delivery for the first time. As there was an outlet just 5 minutes away from home, the food earlier than promised. ...

An awesome cuppa long black@La Ristrettos Cafe, Novena Medical Centre

An awesome cuppa long black@La Ristrettos Cafe, Novena Medical Centre
By foodventura Coming to Novena Shopping Centre always brings back tons of heartfelt memories. From the days of weekend travels to Singapore, to my time period working here. As I was waiting to board the First Coach bus at 4.30pm, having an hour’s time to kill, I’d thought what could be better..than to grab a ...

Painstaking queue CNY Lim Chee Guan Bak Kua@Chinatown

Painstaking queue CNY Lim Chee Guan Bak Kua@Chinatown
By chuahww Originally posted on Tummies Growl by FoodVenturas:My old job often requires me to be a Full Time Food Getter/butler and part time Sales Person. Once, in Singapore, I queued up a good 4 hours during CNY to grab some sinfully greasy and meaty Bak Kua from Lim Chee Guan. I really wondered who ...

Kuching famous laksa and kolomee@Chong Choon kopitiam, Kuching Sarawak

Kuching famous laksa and kolomee@Chong Choon kopitiam, Kuching Sarawak
By foodventura It was an early morning flight from Penang to Kuching. We had to leave the hotel at 5 am in order to catch our flight here. When we arrived at Le Meridian Kuching, it was nearly 9am. Boy oh boy…we were stoning from the lack of sleep and the travelling. Thankfully, this beautiful ...

Cold Brew Coffee@Home

Cold Brew Coffee@Home
By chuahww Cold Brew coffee has been the latest craze in coffee place around KL Single origins, Ethiopian Cold Brew coffee could easily cost you upwards of RM14 at places such as Brewman, Artisan, Podgy and Banker etc. If you would like to enjoy a glass of cold brew coffee at less than rm1.50 per ...

Yearly CNY gathering dinner@South Sea Restaurant, Old Subang Airport Road

Yearly CNY gathering dinner@South Sea Restaurant, Old Subang Airport Road
By foodventura CNY is the time of the year that we gather together to gossip, chat, catch up, lousang over an overpriced dinner. We had kept this tradition in the past several years, and will continue on to do so! For a change from the usual PJ venues, we decided to head to SouthSea in ...